Steven Dong

Steven Dong


Country: United States
Date of Birth: August 9, 2000
School: Eastman School of Music
Teacher: Alan Chow
Concerto: Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Steven is twenty-one years old and a senior undergraduate at the Eastman School of Music. He started piano lessons at the age of six and currently studies with Professor Alan Chow.

Under the guidance of his former teacher Mr. John Weems, Steven won top awards in the Texas Music Teachers Association state solo and concerto competitions from 2015-2018. He won first and grand prizes at the Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition, Blinn College Young Pianists Competition, and South Texas Piano Competition.

As a guest pianist, Steven has performed piano concertos with the Houston, Marshall, Big Spring, Clear Lake and Conroe Symphonies. His interview with Houston Public Media 88.7 was aired in 2017. Recently, Steven won prizes in the Thousand Island International Piano Competition and MTNA Texas Young Artists Competition while studying with Professor Chow.

Steven hopes to become a concert pianist one day and later a music professor.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time at senior homes to share his music and help spread joy to people around him. Steven also enjoys playing chess and basketball.